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November 2012 - The Adventure Continues

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StuntNun Wed 03-Jul-13 05:10:10

Previous thread:

This thread's topic is what size of nappies are your babies in? And how are the cloth bum babies doing?

GTbaby Wed 03-Jul-13 19:31:41

Argh fruit. I would have gone nuts at chocolate cake!
Mil is a feeder. Everyone says it ,today nephews are over and she makes comments like order them pizza for dinner. Their mum says no, we have dinner ready at home and Friday is pizza night. And mil will be like "oh don't worry they want pizza, give them your food tomorrow, I'll pay, order them pizza, boys do you want pizza" and won't let up.
She will never stop giving the kids food. But it's always junk. Cupcakes, crisps, chocolates , biscuits.

The kids have all been trained by their parents to say no to grandma or to ask parents before saying yes, so at least they can keep an eye on how many treats they have had.

She also does this to grown ups. Like the lady in father ted "go on go on go on go on go on go on" drives us all nuts.

Better go and look busy downstairs hmm

izzybizzybuzzybees Wed 03-Jul-13 19:31:42

A ganglion gt? I don't think it's likely, it's an odd place for one and doesn't look like one.

GTbaby Wed 03-Jul-13 19:33:02

Yep izzy that's what I meant.

fruitpastilles Wed 03-Jul-13 19:38:42

Haha gt I love father ted, mrs Doyle cracks me up! Although not funny if you're getting that all the time.

BigPigLittlePig Wed 03-Jul-13 19:59:49

If I complain to Ofsted, what will happen?

TheDetective Wed 03-Jul-13 20:02:54

They will investigate the complaint I assume? Will have a look in to it.

We are just having our first unmitigated disaster of a bedtime. Not bad, 7 months and this is the first time it has gone properly balls up at bedtime.

He fed, took the whole bottle and seemed like he wanted more. No more bottles made up. So now he is wide awake, screeching in his cot, while a bottle cools. hmm

He refused to go asleep, instead he sat bolt upright in my arms, hitting me and investigating the headboard behind me.

Feck. I've never had our bedtime routine fail.


TheDetective Wed 03-Jul-13 20:11:16

Oh. Okay.

Went back up to him as he had upped the indignant screeching to I'M REALLY FUCKING ANNOYED COME AND RESCUE ME NOW levels!

So I picked him straight up from where he was stuck. He snuggled straight in my arms and closed his eyes hmm. I rocked him gently and patted his bum for 3 minutes. He opened his eyes from time to time, checking I was still there. Touched my face, checking once again, that I am still there! Then he was gone. Put him down, and yep, he's gone.

That was odd. I now have half a bottle sat on the side. D'oh!

BigPigLittlePig Wed 03-Jul-13 20:15:46

Have had a look on Ofsted website. It will be obvious it has come from me. I'm not sure I have the oomph to do it. Better to just retreat angrily and have done.

TheDetective Wed 03-Jul-13 20:18:14

No no no!! Please don't. Think of the other babies and children who may be in her care. She needs to know she has acted very wrongly here. sad

MadameGazelleIsMyMum Wed 03-Jul-13 20:37:06

BP I do think you should complain, but if the source of the complaint is obvious, wait until you've got your cash back and the contact between you is definitely over.

BigPigLittlePig Wed 03-Jul-13 20:39:15

She just rang. She has had a think and would like to try again next week. I politely told her to fuck off. A cheque for the full amount we had paid, less the few hours she has had her, is on its way.

When I am feeling a bit more together I may write her a letter, pointing out the issues that I have had there are many She will know any complaint via Ofsted is from me.

itsnotyouitsMeals Wed 03-Jul-13 20:39:16

Hello. Been lurking again. Sorry!

pig I am so so sorry to hear about how F had been treated. If you can bear to, please report her. ((Hugs))

Hooray chasing.

vq you have had so much illness to cope with and have managed so well. Am glad you have the anti ds to help.

bry belated happy birthday to R.

det O sounds like so much exhausting fun.

Am sure there are more people to say things to. Oh yes, izzy am v glad you are getting help with J. I never sent the gaviscon as you moved off it pretty quickly. Does anyone else need Gaviscon?

LO on the largest setting of the Motherease one size nappies (birth to potty) plus the large wraps and toddler size Holden's Landings at night. She is a giant though.

Had a tummy bug yesterday. Got two objections to our extension plans. Double fuck sticks.

In other news LO is gorgeous and DD1 is hilarious testing boundaries and turning 3.5 tomorrow.

Sorry to those I've missed. Will be back.

Sophiathesnowfairy Wed 03-Jul-13 20:39:46

I can not believe a new thread.

Firstly.....thank you so much for all the friendship, reassurance and kind words last night. You lot are absolutely fabulous darlings. My self esteem was once again knocked I to oblivion.

I phoned the loan people.

They said I didn't have any previous loans.

I didn't have enough credit cards.

They could see how I was ok because of this.

So I said basically that my good behaviour had gone against me.


S I went to my bank.



Why didn't I listen to DH who said to Do that in the first place.

Went to the car place.

Bought a grand c max.

Love IT.

Perfect for me. Mahoosive boot when I don't need the two extra seats which I do occasionally but not all the time.

DH was great this morning, Sadi he would get the finance if I couldn't, he doesn't really do sympathetic but I was so worried he would just think I was crap but he didn't.

Sophiathesnowfairy Wed 03-Jul-13 20:40:12


fruitpastilles Wed 03-Jul-13 20:44:54

Bit late but forgot to say before donna congratulations, got a tad broody reading your news then looked over at S bashing the life out of the surround sound speaker and snapped out of it

sophia that's brilliant news. I too have a very very shit credit rating from being a stupid 19 year old hmm it's reassuring to know it can be recovered! I'm glad your dh was understanding too smile

Sophiathesnowfairy Wed 03-Jul-13 20:44:54

Anyway less about me. O has the pox. He seems ok at the mo, what a trooper. But I know get to the weekend when all the spots are out and it is hot he will really struggle so it is good we have a quiet weekend planned.

He has gone to bed ok so hope we don't have a broken night.

Also need to say

Congrats donna that is wonderful news I hope things going ok for you.

I need to spot up on unthread and find out what has happened to you bpsounds rough.

itsnotyouitsMeals Wed 03-Jul-13 20:45:59

Massive cross post. Sorry.

Get in sophia c maxtastic! We are now a two Multipla fog car family.

gt that would drive me crazy.

itsnotyouitsMeals Wed 03-Jul-13 20:46:18

Ooh and congrats to donna.

izzybizzybuzzybees Wed 03-Jul-13 20:49:29

Uh oh sophia sorry to hear about the pox :-( virasoothe gel is good!

kirrinIsland Wed 03-Jul-13 20:49:32

Shit bplp sad I agree with detective that the CM has done you a favour, but it may be a while before you appreciate that thanks

Ash - just read a bit more and I no longer think it'll be a while before you appreciate that. What a bitch. I would definitely complain sad

detective Yesterday I received a pay slip for over a grand from my old employer. I rang them and asked what it was for and was told it was because I had qualified for the full mat pay with them so they still had to pay it to me even though I had left. Surely not, I said, as I left to take up a new job? But she insisted they were right. As much as I would have liked them to be right, I knew they couldn't possibly be so I asked her to check and get back to me. Sure enough, today I get a phone call explaining they were mistaken and could I return the money. I have reached the conclusion that a lot of HR departments don't really know what they are talking about! I knew that was impossible and I know nothing about HR!

Best wishes to J VQ I have my fingers crossed that your current run of bad luck ends now.

grin grin for the flat chasing Congratulations.

MIL sounds like a nightmare GT

grin at the oven ringing you detective

N is in size 4s. We use the kiddiecare ones from morrisons. They're pretty good.

BigPigLittlePig Wed 03-Jul-13 20:49:37

< hi-5 sophia >

That's the 2nd hi-5 of the day, who's next??

Sophiathesnowfairy Wed 03-Jul-13 20:51:59

bp that is awful. You defo should complain. Some babes can take 3 weeks or so to settle. When O started there was one that was struggling and he just got lots of love and patience. Everyone needs to just stick with it. It's a massive thing for them. Horrible horrible woman. Big piggy hugs for you. I am sorry you had to have that happen, is hard enough going back to work.

chasing I am so happy for you. I hope you feel really excited for your new start! you have done it you are an inspiration. Xx

kirrinIsland Wed 03-Jul-13 20:52:05

Cross post sophia Congrats on the loan. Sorry about the pix - hope its quick and painless!

MissMummy1 Wed 03-Jul-13 20:54:19

Okay, where was I. Stealing myself for 10 minutes with a massive glass of wine. Mid packing, not even started on M's stuff, ballsed up my spray tan, generally getting a bit stressy. I am meant to be graduating tomorrow, 200 fucking miles away shock

Massive congratulations donna - I was momentarily broody too...

BPLP I actually cried reading your post. How fecking awful for you and F. She sounds vile. Complain complain complain. (and give F a big squeezy cuddle from M and me)

Sophia was about to add my sympathies on the loan situ but just read your update - hoorah!

VQ hugs. Lots and lots of hugs!

Chasing my new hair and me are just fine! (minus the above stressyness!) And you have a lovely new home for you and O! Wine all round!!!

Must go and pack....

MadameGazelleIsMyMum Wed 03-Jul-13 20:54:49

Good news about the dosh BP. I was getting all geared up to help you open a mah-hoo-sive can of whoop-ass on that bitch.

sophia well done for challenging. Not currently using credit is a negative, they can't see evidence of your ability to cope. Glad all sorted now.

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